Portugal Tours

Portugal offers life-changing, eye-opening tour possibilities for every performer. The American Celebration of Music will incorporate the best that Portugal’s great cities have to offer, by arranging amazing concert venues and "must-see" site-seeing experiences. Please click on the itinerary links below to discover the best fit for your ensemble. Remember — in order to maximize your cultural and musical experience abroad, we consider these tour options a solid starting point, upon which we can further customize the ideal concert tour for your ensemble.

 

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Tour #1 - 5 nights | 7 days
Lisbon | Obidos | Sintra | Queluz | Evora

Arrive in Lisbon. Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Lisbon including Eduardo VII Park, Castelo de Sao Jorge, the Sé , Belem Tower, and entrance to Jeronimos Monastery, including its Cloisters and its Igreja de Sta Maria de Belem, which houses a Cross of the Holy Order, a statue of Prince Henry the Navigator and the tomb of Vasco da Gama. For choirs only: participate/sing in Mass at Jeronimos Monastery. Excursion along the scenic Coast of the Sun. Pass through Estoril where the famous "Casino do Estoril" stands. Continue to Cascais where highlights "Boca do Inferno" and the magnificent panorama of the Bay of Cascais and its coast. Continue along the coast, passing the famous Guincho beach, to Cabo da Roca - the most western point of Europe. Excursion to Obidos to explore the walled city. Continue to Sintra for a guided tour including entrance to the Royal Palace. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Portugal. Excursion to Queluz to visit the magnificent Palace and Gardens. The Versailles-like palace is the country's finest example of Rococo architecture. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Portugal. Full-day excursion to Evora. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #2 - 6 nights | 8 days
Porto | Coimbra | Lisbon | Obidos | Queluz

Arrive in Porto. Take a Duoro River Cruise. Visit Porto Cathedral. Visit the Stock Exchange. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Portugal. Transfer to Coimbra for a visit to the University. Optional impromptu performance at the University. Transfer to Lisbon. Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Lisbon including Eduardo VII Park, Castelo de Sao Jorge, the Sé, Belem Tower, and entrance to Jeronimos Monastery, including its Cloisters and its Igreja de Sta Maria de Belem, which houses a Cross of the Holy Order, a statue of Prince Henry the Navigator and the tomb of Vasco da Gama. For choirs only: participate/sing in Mass at Jeronimos Monastery. Excursion to Sintra for a guided tour including entrance to the Royal Palace. Excursion along the scenic Coast of the Sun. Pass through Estoril where the famous "Casino do Estoril" stands. Continue to Cascais where highlights "Boca do Inferno" and the magnificent panorama of the Bay of Cascais and its coast. Continue along the coast, passing the famous Guincho beach, to Cabo da Roca - the most western point of Europe. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Portugal. Excursion to Obidos to explore the walled city. Continue to Queluz to visit the magnificent Palace and Gardens. Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #3 - 7 nights | 9 days
Lisbon | Algarve | Seville | Cordoba | Granada | Malaga

Arrive in Lisbon. Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Lisbon including Eduardo VII Park, Castelo de Sao Jorge, the Sé , Belem Tower, and entrance to Jeronimos Monastery, including its Cloisters and its Igreja de Sta Maria de Belem, which houses a Cross of the Holy Order, a statue of Prince Henry the Navigator and the tomb of Vasco da Gama. For choirs only: participate/sing in Mass at Jeronimos Monastery. Excursion along the scenic Coast of the Sun. Pass through Estoril where the famous "Casino do Estoril" stands. Continue to Cascais where highlights "Boca do Inferno" and the magnificent panorama of the Bay of Cascais and its coast. Continue along the coast, passing the famous Guincho beach, to Cabo da Roca - the most western point of Europe. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Portugal. Transfer to Seville via the Algarve Region, known for its beaches, nature reserves, picturesque villages, and the vibrant colors of the landscape. Pass through Albufeira. Transfer to Seville via the Algarve Region, known for its beaches, nature reserves, picturesque villages, and the vibrant colors of the landscape. Pass through Albufeira. Continue to Faro. Take a guided tour of Seville includes Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España, entrance to the Giralda and the Cathedral. Drive past the Torre del Oro. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Spain. Transfer to Granada via Cordoba. A guided tour of Cordoba includes the Mezquita (Mosque). Take a guided tour of Granada including entrance to the Alhambra (Red Castle) which includes the Nasrid Palace, exquisite gardens, Emperor Charles V's Palace, etc. Also visit Generalife (summer palace of the kings of Granada). Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Spain. Afternoon excursion along the Costa del Sol. Visit Málaga, picturesquely situated at the foot of the Montes de Málaga amid luxuriant subtropical vegetation. Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #4 - 8 nights | 10 days
Lisbon | Obidos | Sintra | Algarve | Seville | Toledo | Madrid

Arrive in Lisbon. Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Lisbon including Eduardo VII Park, Castelo de Sao Jorge, the Sé, Belem Tower, and entrance to Jeronimos Monastery, including its Cloisters and its Igreja de Sta Maria de Belem, which houses a Cross of the Holy Order, a statue of Prince Henry the Navigator and the tomb of Vasco da Gama. For choirs only: participate/sing in Mass at Jeronimos Monastery. Excursion along the scenic Coast of the Sun. Pass through Estoril where the famous "Casino do Estoril" stands. Continue to Cascais where highlights "Boca do Inferno" and the magnificent panorama of the Bay of Cascais and its coast. Continue along the coast, passing the famous Guincho beach, to Cabo da Roca - the most western point of Europe. Return to Lisbon. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Portugal. Excursion to Obidos to explore the walled city. Continue to Sintra for a guided tour including entrance to the Royal Palace. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Portugal. Transfer to Seville via the Algarve Region, known for its beaches, nature reserves, picturesque villages, and the vibrant colors of the landscape. Pass through Albufeira. Continue to Faro. Take a guided tour of Seville includes Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de España, entrance to the Giralda and the Cathedral. Drive past the Torre del Oro. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Spain. Transfer to Toledo. Enjoy a guided tour including a visit of the magnificent Cathedral (with the El Greco paintings and other valuable relics) and the Church of St. Tomé (El Greco's The Burial of the Count of Orgaz). Continue to Madrid. Take a guided tour of Madrid includes seeing Plaza Mayor, Buen Retiro Park, Royal Palace and entrance to the Prado Museum which hosts one of the finest art collections in the world. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Spain. Take a half-day excursion to El Escorial, the magnificent palace and monastery built by Phillip II. Visit the Royal Apartments and the Basilica. For choirs only: noon recital at El Escorial. View the Valley of the Fallen. Farewell Dinner and depart for home.
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